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Posted by on Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM

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The tamest of several pictures taken at Grab-n-Go Espresso (the rest, all NSFW, are after the jump).


Police officers in Everett, Washington decided that the best way to spend their time—and spend taxpayers' dough—was cracking down on the perverted, nasty, please-don't-make-them-see-it phenomenon of mostly naked women serving drive-through coffee. It was a tough assignment, but they prevailed. To prove that the women at Grab-n-Go Espresso were straddling the sill of the to-go window while wearing panties without crotches, licking whipped cream off of one another, and otherwise exposing their nether-parts to men, officers—naturally—had to take pictures. Officials have charged the women, who are scheduled for a hearing January 11, with prostitution.

Reluctantly, officers released those photos yesterday, pursuant to a public records request by the Everett Herald, but the staff at the Everett Herald had the good taste not to run those pictures. Fortunately, we don't have that good taste here at The Stranger. And while we don't really want nether-bits whipping around our open coffee cups (maybe just a health-code violation is in order), we think it's a poor use of law-enforcement resources to repeatedly send officers day-in, day-out to photograph women's nether-bits, just to charge them with misdemeanors. At that point, a cop is a pornographer, right? So we're posting them here, on Slog, your reaching-for-the-gutter hometown blog, because if you're paying for pornographers, then you're paying to see the pornography.

After the jump, you can see the TOTALLY NSFW PICTURES OF COFFEE VAGINAS.

PS — No, really, after the jump, it's all vagina all the time.

PPS — And, may the record show, the women weren't exactly trying to hide their woman junk: One photo actually shows a man in the background taking a picture of one woman licking another woman, so they knew customers could post these pictures on the internet. But we've blacked out parts of the women's faces to obscure their identities.

PPPS — As a homosexual, I'd like to say: You've been warned.

PPPPS — And if you click comments, it's probably a vagina-fest in there.

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What is that there in her underwear area? We think it's whipped cream... maybe.

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1
i just don't understand vagina at all. what are you supposed to do with that thing?
Posted by Adrian Ryan on January 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM · Report this
2
vagina first!
Posted by Pol Pot on January 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM · Report this
3
Damn!
Posted by Pol Pot on January 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM · Report this
4
As a taxpayer, this is offensive. I can get better porn for free.
Posted by Ackham on January 8, 2010 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Enigma 5
@1 Have the best time ever! Vaginas are wonderful and everyone should enjoy them!

(Of course, I still think these coffee stands are in bad taste. And still a waste of resources to go after something so benign.)
Posted by Enigma http://washingtonunitedformarriage.org/ on January 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM · Report this
Aislinn 6
I would like that lady arrested for those filthy, disgusting UGGS. Her vagina, however, is not offensive to me in the least.
Posted by Aislinn on January 8, 2010 at 4:57 PM · Report this
7
Would you like a canned ham taco with your coffee, sir?
Posted by Get Real on January 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM · Report this
pissy mcslogbot 8
woah Everett Sluts. Way to keep your dwindling workforce happy and wired.
keep up the fight and the froth.

Posted by pissy mcslogbot on January 8, 2010 at 5:06 PM · Report this
meowmeowkitty 9
The vagina with the black crotchless panties is gonna haunt me in the bad way.
Posted by meowmeowkitty on January 8, 2010 at 5:07 PM · Report this
MarkyMark 10
How much is that beardless clam in the window?
Posted by MarkyMark on January 8, 2010 at 5:08 PM · Report this
michaelp 11
that last picture - am I the only one that saw the gonorrhea pus in the puss? And seriously, her downstairs grooming leaves a lot to be desired.

Do the male versions of these come with assless panties?
Posted by michaelp on January 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM · Report this
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@11: I was pretty sure it was just some leftover whipped cream (although I got a bad reaction when I suggested it might be "lady excretions")
Posted by Guest Author on January 8, 2010 at 5:10 PM · Report this
michael strangeways 13
I think they're a little obsessed over this in the 'burbs, but to be honest, they SHOULD be prosecuted (and by they, I really mean the owners of these slut huts)...I'm a big, ole flaming liberal but I don't think these ho'bags need to be going spread eagle on a public street...the majority of the population has a conniption when guys get busted in public parks for cruisin' in the shrubs, well, at leat they're in the shrubs and not whipping their dicks out at an intersection in Everett.

But, I'm an honest hypocrite...if a coffee hut opened up with hunks in jock straps waggin' wienie for tips, I'd buy a car just so I could visit Snohomish County on a daily basis...and, I HATE Snohomish County.
Posted by michael strangeways http://www.seattlegayscene.com/ on January 8, 2010 at 5:10 PM · Report this
sirkowski 14
How is that different than Hooters?
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on January 8, 2010 at 5:11 PM · Report this
sidereal 15
That was significantly skankier than I was expecting. The first photo is much more charming and has a sort of semi-naughty titillating car wash vibe. But then it's like "Oh SHIT I'm in the parking lot behind Rick's!" Also, in the last couple, the service provider is holding a pretty solid stack of 20s. Was that the deal? Drive-by stripping for big bucks? That's less defensible than rated R skin-flashing to drive up coffee sales, which was my initial understanding.
Posted by sidereal on January 8, 2010 at 5:13 PM · Report this
pissy mcslogbot 16
"we've blacked out parts of the women's faces to obscure their identities."

thats sweet.
Posted by pissy mcslogbot on January 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM · Report this
Vince 18
I love these women. I do. Not because I find them arousing.
I don't. I'm gay. I love them because they have the chutzpah to live life. They know men find them hot and they use that to make a living and to me nothing could be more natural. The idea we are stupid enough to throw away tax dollars preventing that based on what is clearly a phony, hypocrital morality, well, makes me mad as hell. Tax fucking churches and their pervert priests!
Posted by Vince on January 8, 2010 at 5:20 PM · Report this
NumberOne 20
That girl in the last photo sure has a big ol' wart on her inner thigh.
Posted by NumberOne on January 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 21
@18..i'm with vince..i'm not titillated in the least.but i get the 'oh my' giggles at the idea that i'm gonna ask for a triple mocha without whipped cream and then i'm gonna get served up some of this...
... now my husband is all tex avery eyeballed popped at these pix..but then it's well known that he has a strong nostalgia for lady nether regions. if they offer chai we are SO there !
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on January 8, 2010 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Andy_Squirrel 22
@19 you've obviously never worked in any sort of food service industry have you?

hate to break it to you, but shit ain't as clean as you might predict.

The positive outcome is that I can pretty much eat anything now.....dropped in the dirt....find a hair.....oh well, just eat it.
Posted by Andy_Squirrel on January 8, 2010 at 5:36 PM · Report this
23
I really hate UGGS. What do you think that key fits?
Posted by seattlebikeguy on January 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM · Report this
24
I wouldn't be mad if they have one with male servers.
Posted by YvesPaul on January 8, 2010 at 5:44 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 25
Well, it's a good thing the law is going to prosecute them so that the world will be free from pornography.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 8, 2010 at 5:48 PM · Report this
elenchos 27
Class 0, Libertarianism 1.
Posted by elenchos on January 8, 2010 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 28
Well, on the plus side, it looks like you won't find any pubes in your latte... Seriously, why do women think they need to look pre-pubescent?
Posted by Cracker Jack on January 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM · Report this
Timmytee 29
Aren't Washington state food service workers required to wear rubber/plastic gloves?
Posted by Timmytee on January 8, 2010 at 6:02 PM · Report this
Telsa Grills 30
@1: You must see that as an "axe wound" (the way my gay pal once put it while I was sipping wine that shortly ended up spattered across the picnic table) — as opposed to the pork sword which makes perfect sense to you.
Posted by Telsa Grills on January 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM · Report this
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O!
Posted by Punditwatch on January 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM · Report this
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M!
Posted by Punditwatch on January 8, 2010 at 6:27 PM · Report this
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G!
Posted by Punditwatch on January 8, 2010 at 6:27 PM · Report this
34
I'm all for bikini baristas (though I wonder why there isn't a male version) but i don't need any vag with my coffee. Please cover your vagina while serving scaldingly hot beverages.
Posted by milleribsen on January 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM · Report this
Josh Bomb 35
UGGs, clogs, and flip flops???? WTF is wrong with you Everett skanks?
Posted by Josh Bomb http://www.satanosphere.com on January 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM · Report this
Roma 36
13: I'm a big, ole flaming liberal but I don't think these ho'bags need to be going spread eagle on a public street...the majority of the population has a conniption when guys get busted in public parks for cruisin' in the shrubs, well, at leat they're in the shrubs and not whipping their dicks out at an intersection in Everett.

There's a difference between being in a public place, like a park, and inside a private place, like an espresso hut. Granted, even in that hut, they're more "in public" than they would be inside a strip club but all that should be required is a sign, letting prospective customers know what to expect.

It just amazes me how much money we spend on law enforcement to fight something so fundamental: men want to have sex with women and look at attractive naked women, and are willing to pay money to do it.
Posted by Roma on January 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM · Report this
unknown_entity 37
I am going to go against the grain and argue that, given the complete "I-don't-give-a-shit" attitude of these grab and go coffee stands, that the crackdown is not the waste of resources people are claiming. First of all, there are the public health risks (herpes laced whipped cream anyone?). Second, don't the people who live near the bikini coffee stands (or anyone who drives past one) have a right to NOT have to see a half naked woman straddling a window sill? Dan, if one of these opened up across the street from the Stranger, wouldn't you be frustrated by the unsolicited displays of canned ham multiple times a day?

Just have the places follow the rules of Hooters and we can all be happy.
Posted by unknown_entity on January 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM · Report this
unknown_entity 38
I am going to go against the grain and argue that, given the complete "I-don't-give-a-shit" attitude of these grab and go coffee stands, that the crackdown is not the waste of resources people are claiming. First of all, there are the public health risks (herpes laced whipped cream anyone?). Second, don't the people who live near the bikini coffee stands (or anyone who drives past one) have a right to NOT have to see a half naked woman straddling a window sill? Dan, if one of these opened up across the street from the Stranger, wouldn't you be frustrated by the unsolicited displays of canned ham multiple times a day?

Just have the places follow the rules of Hooters and we can all be happy.
Posted by unknown_entity on January 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM · Report this
seandr 40
@18 - Right there with you, Vince. I have nothing but respect for female sex workers.

And to all you sexist douche bags who can't resist knocking a woman who isn't afraid to bring it - FUCK OFF AND DIE. (That doesn't include the gay "canned ham" camp - y'all can dis pussy all you want.)
Posted by seandr on January 8, 2010 at 7:23 PM · Report this
Roma 41
26/K3: So are they being charged with prostitution because they were taking big tips to go down on each other? Or were they actually fucking the customers?

This September article in The Seattle Times says...

Since July, a group of undercover Everett police officers has frequented the Grab-N-Go stand near Everett Mall after complaints that baristas were exposing themselves for cash or working completely nude, according to an Everett police report. The undercover officers who paid extra say the female baristas stripped naked, fondling each other and exposing themselves, according to a police report. A $20 "whip cream show" featured a barista licking whipped cream off a co-worker's groin and breast, police allege.

Baristas also charged to play "basketball," in which customers threw wadded cash, and baristas caught it in underwear or bikini bottoms, police said.

The Everett City Prosecutor's office charged the women with prostitution because money was exchanged for "sex acts," said an Everett police spokesman.
Posted by Roma on January 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 42
Doesn't a prostitution charge require them to be having sex with the customers?

If all they're doing is showing their vagina's to customers who remain in their vehicle, how is that prostitution?

As for the establishment being sanitary -- I don't see any of them actually making, poring or distributing the coffee naked. Plus, who cares -- poring coffee isn't the same as slaughtering a pig or making an omelet. Being naked is probably more sanitary than wearing an old grungy shirt to work anyways.

As someone who has lived in Oregon, where nudity is a free speech right, this state is stupid. No alcohol can be consumed in any area where nudity is occurring. And since this state treats the female nipple as a sex organ, even my burlesque friends have to wear pasties while they dance!

Good Fucking God. Fucking grow up people.

I am always surprised how much this state is so much more sexually repressed and more conservative than Oregon, BC and much of California.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 43
Doesn't a prostitution charge require them to be having sex with the customers?

If all they're doing is showing their vagina's to customers who remain in their vehicle, how is that prostitution?

As for the establishment being sanitary -- I don't see any of them actually making, poring or distributing the coffee naked. Plus, who cares -- poring coffee isn't the same as slaughtering a pig or making an omelet. Being naked is probably more sanitary than wearing an old grungy shirt to work anyways.

As someone who has lived in Oregon, where nudity is a free speech right, this state is stupid. No alcohol can be consumed in any area where nudity is occurring. And since this state treats the female nipple as a sex organ, even my burlesque friends have to wear pasties while they dance!

Good Fucking God. Fucking grow up people.

I am always surprised how much this state is so much more sexually repressed and more conservative than Oregon, BC and much of California.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 44
Doesn't a prostitution charge require them to be having sex with the customers?

If all they're doing is showing their vagina's to customers who remain in their vehicle, how is that prostitution?

As for the establishment being sanitary -- I don't see any of them actually making, poring or distributing the coffee naked. Plus, who cares -- poring coffee isn't the same as slaughtering a pig or making an omelet. Being naked is probably more sanitary than wearing an old grungy shirt to work anyways.

As someone who has lived in Oregon, where nudity is a free speech right, this state is stupid. No alcohol can be consumed in any area where nudity is occurring. And since this state treats the female nipple as a sex organ, even my burlesque friends have to wear pasties while they dance!

Good Fucking God. Fucking grow up people.

I am always surprised how much this state is so much more sexually repressed and more conservative than Oregon, BC and much of California.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 45
oops

stupid internet tubes!
Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM · Report this
46
That vagina in the last picture is scary. It looks like something is going to come crawling out of it. Are a lot of vaginas closed like that? I'm mostly just familiar with my own, and it really does not look like that one (thankfully!!).
Posted by AK on January 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 47
@41

I wonder what a "sex act" is?

Is a woman groping another woman's breast a "sex act"?

How about sucking whipped cream off of another woman's nipple? How is that a "sex act"?

And what is considered a "groin" I wonder? Does this mean that one woman's tongue went inside another woman's vagina? Or does it mean onto the labia and/ or clit? Or does it just mean the mons pubis?

I hope these girls have good lawyers.

Some of the charges, if not all of them, should be dropped.

What a stupid state!
Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM · Report this
48
At least we can pump our own gas.
Posted by AK on January 8, 2010 at 8:03 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 49
@38/ 39:

I agree with you 39.

Once you leave the comfort of your own home, you no longer have the right not to be offended.

We Americans worry way too much about everyone's feelings or sensibilities getting hurt. Or, rather, the government uses that as an excuse to curb people's freedoms and to keep us all in line.

Me, I'm offended by the street preachers and their rabid homophobia and dislike of anyone not like themselves. Actually, I'm offended by a lot of religions and their dogmatic teachings. But you don't see me trying to shut down Assembly of God churches or force Mormons off the street.

Oh and the children! Please spare me the line about children. It's the responsibility of parents to protect their children from seeing things they aren't ready for, not the government. Plus if a child sees a naked woman, it's not going to hurt the kid at all. The only damage might be from an over reacting parent.

Posted by passionate_jus on January 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM · Report this
caito! 51
Really? Nobody has anything to say about those nails? Ewww.
Posted by caito! on January 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM · Report this
COMTE 52
@37/38:

If one of these opened up across the street from The Stranger offices, 11th Ave between Pike & Pine would be a virtual parking lot during their hours of operation.

And I'll bet some of their best customers would be the donut dunkers from around the corner on their way on and off-shift.
Posted by COMTE on January 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM · Report this
COMTE 53
Make that a "veritable" parking lot...
Posted by COMTE on January 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM · Report this
Simone 54
I wonder how many times these undercover police officers decided to order coffee and a little extra from this coffee stand after working their undercover hours? And how many photos were actually taken.

I agree with passionate_jus, Elin, and Vince.
Posted by Simone on January 8, 2010 at 8:30 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 55
Meh. Whatever. Not my cup of tea (hah!).

But there is a simple solution. If you don't want to see skanky vag when you buy your coffee, then patronize one of the other 8,000,000,000 coffee stands in Snohomish County.

This coffee stand wouldn't exist if there was no demand for it.

Finally, if they are gonna bust these women, why aren't they arresting every guy who drives up there for soliciting prostitution? This is completely sexist.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on January 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM · Report this
56
Big fucking deal. I'm pretty sure there are more dangerous people for cops to go after than stripping baristas.

I do have to wonder though, why aren't the girls working in a strip club, I would think they'd make more money that way.
Posted by Katy http://www.whateverkaty.blogspot.com on January 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM · Report this
sasha 57
Shit man! I understand and sympathize with my homo friends, but I gotta say it's this sort of hotness which makes me a loyal stranger fan. Seriously horny Stranger readers ought to set up a defense fund to help these hotties.
Posted by sasha on January 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM · Report this
Fnarf 60
Technically not vaginas.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on January 8, 2010 at 9:17 PM · Report this
jvm 62
@46, the relative sizes of the labia majora and minora (that's inner and outer lips) as well as the clitoris vary widely.

Also as a general comment… Fnarf is right! No vagina is visible in any of these pictures!
Posted by jvm on January 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 64
there's more to life than a vulva. that's why you drive one.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on January 8, 2010 at 9:43 PM · Report this
Jubilation T. Cornball 68
That last pussy has an inflatable raft in it. Just kind of peeking out. So weird. And yeah...a wart thigh...
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on January 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM · Report this
Jessica 70
Hm. Mis-matched cheap bra and crotchless panties with dirty fake Uggs. Just blow that up and throw it on the "Welcome to Everett" sign. It's the best thing I've seen all week.

@51: Those nails are so many kinds of nightmares.
Posted by Jessica on January 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM · Report this
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http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/5…

Pussy no longer holds the near mythical status it once did.
Posted by Ackham on January 8, 2010 at 11:44 PM · Report this
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They should arrest who ever gave that women a a stack of 20's to squat down for rampant stupidity. Really? Multiple 20's? I wouldn't even pay that for actual sex.

The whole place seems unsanitary, but it is obviously so, and unlike the hidden health dangers that I want government going after, e.g. I rarely go into the kitchen at a restaurant, if I am stupid enough to by food from a naked person that's my problem.
Posted by giffy on January 9, 2010 at 12:55 AM · Report this
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Good idea to wear the warm boots. Gotta keep from gettin' cold! Winter apparel is obviously the theme for their costumes.
Posted by DJ BJ on January 9, 2010 at 1:01 AM · Report this
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Here is a guess for those complaining that this place was "unsanitary." I don't think people were going there for the coffee.
Posted by Senor Guy on January 9, 2010 at 1:03 AM · Report this
Aislinn 75
@56: Day shift. To make good money in a strip club, you have to work nights/weekends, and give up keeping normal hours or hanging out with your non-stripper friends. These girls make great money for a job they can actually put on their resumes. Well, could have put on their resumes, before the whole being-charged-with-prostitution thing.
Posted by Aislinn on January 9, 2010 at 1:57 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 78
@69

So you think this is degrading to women? Good for you! Don't go there!

What gives you the right to decide what is degrading to other women?

I have plenty of friends that are strippers/ escorts/ burlesque dancers. They love their jobs and they don't feel degraded in the least.

I also have had friends who did that and felt degraded. Guess what? They quit after a few months.

Again if you don't like it, don't work there. Don't go there.

Let the people who do want to work there, work there.

It's none of your business!

Posted by passionate_jus on January 9, 2010 at 2:58 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 79
@76 Then don't go there, pure and simple.

Plus, it's not like they are rubbing their vagina's on the coffee cups. You can't get the clap from buying a coffee from a naked girl.

Learn basic sex ed. Dumbass.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 9, 2010 at 3:01 AM · Report this
Violet_DaGrinder 82
OMG, people, you can't SEE their vaginas! Is female anatomy really so complicated that we can't get this one straight? Those are vulvas. Pussies. Split-open canned hams, even. But not vaginas.

Also, @18 FTW.
Posted by Violet_DaGrinder http://www.imeem.com/jukeboxmusic51/music/y1malqpG/prince-the-new-power-generation-featuring-eric-leeds-on-f/ on January 9, 2010 at 5:17 AM · Report this
eric (the other one) 83
@79, if these young women aren't rubbing their vulva on the coffee cups, what's the point? Especially the brunette on the left in the first photo, she can grind on my grinds anytime. Growwwwl!
Posted by eric (the other one) on January 9, 2010 at 6:30 AM · Report this
sepiolida 85
@72 Uh, it were the cop that gave her that there stack of 20s to squat in the window like that.
Posted by sepiolida on January 9, 2010 at 7:10 AM · Report this
onion 88
ok ok ok...i don't really give a shit either about these espresso huts, but one argument against them that might hold a little water is what about young kids, or minors? Any kid could go hang out and take a peek, right? Or do they make sure to cover up when minors are around? Do they card everyone who comes to the Hut?

I probably wouldn't care if my kids saw naked ladies, but some parents might, and I'm not sure it is fair to make these naked ladies so visible to other peeps kids.
Posted by onion on January 9, 2010 at 7:27 AM · Report this
bigg 89
Eeeeew!!! I mean, I'm all for whatever in the bedroom, but around my coffee? I spend enough time fishing crinkly little hairs outta my mouth as it is - I don't wanna find 'em in my coffee.
Posted by bigg http://biggblah.blogspot.com/ on January 9, 2010 at 7:38 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 90
Not to jump on you onion, but I get so very tired of the "what about the children" argument. The children probably aren't even noticing.

When I was growing up (I know - here we go again....) I lived in a town that had a lot of adult bookstores and theaters due to the proximity of Nebraska, which was almost as uptight at Washington state about this stuff.

We walked by those places every day on our way to school, and it was no big deal. You couldn't really see anything - just big tacky signs, and Russ Meyer-esque movie posters, with big black bars across the boobies. They inspired giggles and naked lady jokes, but that was about it. If anything, it was part of the streetscape, and no more interesting than the appliance store or the tombstone showroom.

Similarly, you could go in a bar with your parents - or on your own to sell band candy to drunks, or to ask the owner to sponsor your softball team, and it was no big deal. Bars were no mystery to kids, like we try to make them here.

You want to protect your children, of course - but a little bit of mild vice like this is probably not a bad thing. I'm not saying you should load the children in the minivan and go for a round of hot chocolate at a place like this, but if a kid in a passing car sees a scantily clad lady thirty feet away, what's the harm?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on January 9, 2010 at 7:52 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 93
Oops, one other point I wanted to make: When you squash down mild and playful expressions of sexuality in society, it finds other, less appropriate ways to make its presence felt - like in coffee huts where ladies show their vaginas to horny men.

I'm pro bikini or sexy costume coffee huts - but obviously some of the things those girls are doing cross the line, strictly from a food service/hygienic standpoint. But that situation exists due in large part to our prudish laws here in Washington State.

In my formerly porn-ridden hometown (they cleaned it up when the casinos came in) we never had problems with public sex - like many Seattle parks do - because there was a place to engage in that: Several places, actually, all right there on the Main Street. You didn't need to buy a membership, or rent a locker, you just needed to buy a ticket or have some change. It may have looked tacky, but those places definitely served a civic purpose. As did the stripper bars.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on January 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 94
I got tired of skimming through the comments to see if anyone already made this point. So...

It's plain to me that the cops aren't charging prostitution because that's the crime being committed, or the conviction they hope to get; they're doing this to get the place to go out of business fighting these charges, and discourage others from opening up by example. This will of course scare off the barista/strippers who others might hire if they think they'll bet a prostitution rap too. It might very well serve as a scare tactic to rile up suburbs all up and down the I-5 corridor too.

That said, there was a lot more skanky stuff going on at this place then I was led to believe. About 20 years ago there was a topless donut shop (you read that right) near Fort Collins, CO that I checked out because it was getting a lot of publicity. It was pretty benign - no stripping, no poles, no lap dances, just girls with no shirts serving you donuts. I thought these espresso stands were along those lines, but lacking visible nipples too.

If Everett doesn't want visible, drive-through stripping, that's Everett's business, not yours. But this moral panic response is heavy handed, probably unconstitutional but something police departments have been doing to enforce the unwritten rules forever. They'll get away with it because, no matter how liberal Western Washington thinks it is, most people want this stuff in windowless rooms.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM · Report this
Telsa Grills 95
@70: FTMFW.

Unless there's signage outside the place outright promising "free crotch shot with every flavour shot", then there's going to be a problem on the commerce-trade side of approving business permits.

Isn't this the same kiosk on Everett Mall Way in service since the early part of the decade? It looks at least that familiar. Then again, Everett has this way of coating everything with the same cheap patina — from creepy lunchtime Boeing workers sporting dockers and Blackberries to, well, an anthropological field study of the folk who shop that shady Albertsons on Evergreen Way and Madison. It all looks the same: it's either Everett or Neverett.

I doubt it's all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows to work at a shitty joe shack in the middle of the arse end of the Pacific Northwest, only to freeze in low-rent skimpware to help low-rent guys with upstanding careers and families to toss out their home-grown bonus shots. The Lusty Lady's got to be a warmer place for that. But it's a recession, and you gotta put food on the table.

Even so, this challenges everything because it's not a space people typically associate with IYF sexuality. That's why everyone's knickers are in a knot and are making this blog post so stupidly popular.
Posted by Telsa Grills on January 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM · Report this
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They sure seem friendlier than your typical Seattle barista.
Posted by mint chocolate chip on January 9, 2010 at 9:47 AM · Report this
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I don't drink coffee
Posted by MikeB on January 9, 2010 at 11:08 AM · Report this
laterite 101
I'm most offended by the fact that none of these girls have sizable asses.
Posted by laterite on January 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Telsa Grills 102
@101: Kinda hard to have a sizable back when you're working a minimum wage job "with tip" and probably making just barely enough to cover rent. Bum fuel comes second.

Do the math.
Posted by Telsa Grills on January 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM · Report this
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Dear Slog-friends,
Just thought I'd share this to change the tone of the thread, enjoy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgvOy69bJ…
Posted by Vlad on January 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM · Report this
balderdash 104
When was the last time any of you armchair genital critics had your own junk photographed up close in mediocre light?

Huh?

No? Well, now's the perfect time to start, right?
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on January 9, 2010 at 1:45 PM · Report this
kim in portland 106
Thanks, Vlad.

Portland's lovely songbird, Storm Large, does bring a smile to ones face.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 9, 2010 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Roma 107
69/Luckyjadetree: It's frustrating that no one has commented thus far on how degrading this "slut hut" is to the women who work here, and to women in general for that matter.

The reason no one made a comment like that is probably because they don't feel that the women who work there, or "women in general", appointed them as a spokesperson, deciding what is and what is not "degrading" to women.

The reason prostitution is illegal (or rather, should be) is because selling your body might be the most profitable option if you have low income, but obviously it's a regrettable option for all who enter.

Even if a woman has a good income, prostitution can be more profitable and, therefore, an attractive option. Do you read the ads in the Stranger and see what escorts charge? It's not unusual to see rates of $150-$200/hour.

Although I dont agree with them, I understand why religious conservatives oppose both legalized abortion and legalized prostitution. To them, both of these things are immoral and wrong. But I've never understood the hypocrisy of those feminists (or other people) who are adamant that a woman should have the right to do what she wants with her body when it comes to aborting a fetus but then turn around and argue that a woman should not have the right to do what she wants with her body when it comes to having sex for money.

Posted by Roma on January 9, 2010 at 2:48 PM · Report this
Greg 108
That this place existed at all is a sad commentary about our state's prudish and repressive laws regarding sex work. If guys could go to strip clubs and get lap dances, maybe happy endings, or take a hooker to a hotel in the middle of the day, there wouldn't be a stack of twenties in that photo, because this place wouldn't be operating at all.

Also, how the hell did the cops get these pictures? I would think that the last thing a woman doing strip shows in a coffee stand would want is for somebody to take a picture of her doing it, especially with her face visible. Seems like a good precaution for heading off exactly this kind of eventuality.
Posted by Greg on January 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM · Report this
Greg 109
I'd also like to say that I don't think these women should be charged, by the simple justification that our laws prohibiting prostitution are complete bullshit. Making it illegal has done little to stop prostitution; rather, it's just become part of the vast untaxed illegal market.
Posted by Greg on January 9, 2010 at 3:31 PM · Report this
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Vince@18 I love you! You nailed it.

These women aren't serving cream to customers out of their cunts! They're only serving each other that way.

Why do so many posters assume these women have stds? Why are so many people freaked out by vaginas?

I'm a feminist by the way.
Posted by know-it-all on January 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM · Report this
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There are so many comments here, maybe somebody has already made this point, but:

People, those are not vaginas. Those are vulvas. For god's sake, learn the words.

Thank you.
Posted by Alice Dreger http://www.alicedreger.com on January 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM · Report this
Lose-Lose 116
Where's the legal defense fund? These girls could surely raise a killing asking for donations to defend the charges. I'd donate just on the principle, and hopefully take down the Everett (Sno, King, State) vice squad(s) as well. Is there one? Journalists, do you job!
Posted by Lose-Lose on January 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 118
thank you, zootsuit.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on January 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM · Report this
Nova 119
I don't see this as much different from a strip club, only difference is that strip clubs are a little more exclusive and ... indoors.
Posted by Nova on January 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM · Report this
yucca flower 122
"It was a tough assignment, but they prevailed. To prove that the women at Grab-n-Go Espresso were straddling the sill of the to-go window while wearing panties without crotches, licking whipped cream off of one another, and otherwise exposing their nether-parts to men, officers—naturally—had to take pictures. Officials have charged the women, who are scheduled for a hearing January 11, with prostitution."

There's a "If it does not fit, you must acquit" joke in there somewhere.
Posted by yucca flower on January 9, 2010 at 10:24 PM · Report this
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The girl with the lint-vag also has EXTREMELY dirty fingers.
I'm jealous they get to go to work in house slippers that my Filipino aunt wouldn't be caught dead mopping the garage in.

You guys, c'mon. The poorly matched underthings, the nails, the uggs, the badly shaved cooches complete with patches of wayward hair and weird flesh colored moles, the belly-rings, the small, misshapen breasts, the lack of ass? These are not baristas, these are the rejected strippers of yesterday. Please be happy they have found a hut of solitude in which to drown their champagne and $800 a night dreams rather then bunking up all of your customer service needs or clogging up our low-level nursing and dental hygienist programs.

They might not have been able to get their entire piece of the pie but at least they got to lick the whipped cream off of it.
Posted by funkathrusta on January 10, 2010 at 2:08 AM · Report this
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To all people complaining about the use of the word vagina: WE KNOW. However, in addition to being intelligent enough to know the difference between vagina and vulva, we are also intelligent enough to recognize that the term vagina can be used in colloquial or informal speech to refer to any and all parts of female genitalia. This isn't a med school research paper. Drop it.
Posted by TenrSinger on January 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM · Report this
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okay, wait....that's NOT a vagina?
Posted by Adrian Ryan on January 10, 2010 at 8:27 AM · Report this
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Maybe they should call themselves something as transparent as their apron-teddies.

My friend drove up to the Grab'n'Go window to ask directions to a place where a kid's birthday party was being held. He realized the real nature of the business too late to avoid exposing his two young sons to... that. Of course there was a commotion in the backseat, finished with the youngest (a first grader) braying "What's WRONG with her?!!" as they drove off.

A sentiment I echoed when I saw the Uggs.
Posted by JayElvis on January 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM · Report this
Eva Hopkins 130
@ 82 thanks! Major pet peeve.

@ 126: it's not a med school paper, true, just a blog. But the penis & balls, separate, yes? Vulva = outside, vagina = inside, also separate. I don't see why it's so hard. Vulva's even a prettier word. ;) Every time I hear some guy talking about so-&-so's hot vagina, I want to smack 'em or ask if they were peering up there w/ a speculum.

Posted by Eva Hopkins http://www.lunamusestudios.com on January 10, 2010 at 11:52 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 131
"i only date asian babes"

ha! rent, more like.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on January 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Greg 134
Again, who gives a shit? I don't give a shit that this was going on. I knew that there were bikini baristas in Everett; I just mentally filed that under "not for me" and went on with my life. What is wrong with you people that you have to go out of your way to be concern trolls for "the children" or some shit like that? These women weren't showing their vulvas to you, so why do you fucking care what they look like?
Posted by Greg on January 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM · Report this
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Jesus, ho-bags, if you're gonna do that, at least cleanup your pussy's. Those are the nastiest vaj's I've ever seen!!!! My stomach is turning.
Posted by kjaym on January 10, 2010 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Spicy McHaggis 138
The guys who expect these vaginas to be pornstar perfect must not get laid often. A woman's cunt is rarely that perfect.
Posted by Spicy McHaggis on January 10, 2010 at 3:36 PM · Report this
Knat 142
28: "Seriously, why do women think they need to look pre-pubescent?" One could make the same argument against shaving of armpit hair too, or shaving legs and trimming down arm hair, but you're not whining about that. The women do it because it's more appealing to most than a bramble bush in their pants. Or maybe because their boyfriend will more happily oblige them some oral when it's trimmed or shaved. Or, like my girlfriend, because they're annoyed by the bikini cut undies tugging on their pubes all the time.

Also, wouldn't this be the most inconvenient coffee shack ever? "Hi, Mr. Jarvis. I'm calling ahead to let you know that I'm going to be late for work because everyone in front of me is paying for a whipped cream show."
Posted by Knat on January 10, 2010 at 8:56 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 144
Zootsuit, you are right on!

Don't let ignorant sexist trolls get you down. Anyone who would log on just to make mean comments about another person's body isn't the sort of immature moron you want to talk to anyway.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 11, 2010 at 12:25 AM · Report this
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Funny. The whole thing is hilarious. It is capitalism, dude. In one of its more harmless expressions.

Besides, I would not really appreciate such a coffee shack across the street from my house, but more due of the customers, than due to the employees of the place. But the same goes for Pawn Shops and Gun Shops, and many other establishments - given a choice, a 'naked coffee shack' might be preferable, at least they sell lattes :)
Posted by Katzenjammer on January 11, 2010 at 9:52 AM · Report this
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@142 -armpit, leg and, uh, arm hair are not the same as pubic hair, and @28 is hardly "whining" about it, just asking a legitimate question. Very few people fuck armpits, calves and forearms, so if those areas are shaved clean, they hardly hearken prepubescent bodies. Get the difference?

Waxing every 3 weeks costs a fortune (these gals look home-waxed, hence the patchy, blotchy, raw skin—no thanks) and clean-shaving is out of the question (unless you can do a full pussy shave every day the stubble is murder on you and your partner), so most women (despite your girlfriend, what you see on the Internet and, apparently, coffee huts) don't get prepubescent-style Brazilians.
Posted by mitten on January 11, 2010 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Buttercup 147
@113
Ha! "Massive gap!"
Posted by Buttercup on January 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Roma 154
28: Seriously, why do women think they need to look pre-pubescent?

42: One could make the same argument against shaving of armpit hair too, or shaving legs and trimming down arm hair, but you're not whining about that. The women do it because it's more appealing to most than a bramble bush in their pants. Or maybe because their boyfriend will more happily oblige them some oral when it's trimmed or shaved.

What I wonder is why people like 28 assume women shave because they "need to look pre-pubescent"? I've only been with two women who shaved, but both did it because they liked the smoothness. And while I've always loved going down on girlfriends, when I was with the first one of those two who shaved, it kind of spoiled me because the smoothness was wonderful and it was so nice to not get pubic hairs in my mouth. I like the look of a woman with pubic hair, but I prefer the feel of a woman without.
Posted by Roma on January 12, 2010 at 10:18 PM · Report this
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Hey, let's mock other women's bodies and call them sluts and whores to degrade their worth and make us feel better about ourselves! It's fun!
Posted by kersy on January 12, 2010 at 10:55 PM · Report this
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So I am actually from around here and i personally know some of these girls. Personally i think its disgusting. There is nothing cool about these girls. They do this for guys who don't have the personality or the ability to get a woman, these girls are not very good looking. and they do this to support their drug habbits, and in this case, oxycotton.

Guy who visit these kinda stands are those creepos that park in the same parking lot, get in the back of their van and jerk it to coffee girls. like thats real gangster.
yall are pathetic.
Ever try to get off to a nice classy woman but a freak in the sheets, heard of that? prolly not since your wackin it to 20 year old drug attic coffee girls.

these girls should do some time, maybe theyll realize that their lives are better than that.
Posted by pandafist on January 14, 2010 at 3:34 AM · Report this
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Its their job if poeple like to support them LET THEM, If You dont like it DONT GO!!!!!!!!
Posted by BravoS14 on January 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM · Report this
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I love VAGINA...God bless em!
Posted by CCWinchester13 on January 25, 2010 at 2:40 PM · Report this
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#156, learn how to spell, learn how to speak and learn your drugs. There is no such thing as 'oxycotton'. Sounds like a new blend for a bed sheet. If you're a moron, stop posting where you are advertising that you are. As for the rest of you, who the f##% is looking at UGGS, flip-flops or fingernails? Who cares? And who cares what these girls do? If you're afraid for your coffee, GO SOMEPLACE ELSE! If you're afraid your little kiddies will see, GO SOMEPLACE ELSE! If you don't want to see their vulvas/labias/titties DON'T ASK!! And DON"T pay them money for the show. Drive up, order your coffee, get your titilation, leave them a nice tip and DRIVE AWAY! And until you have walked in these ladies shoes, SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Posted by I-Don't-Mind on January 25, 2010 at 9:51 PM · Report this
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gross! the last picture is full of warts and who knows what else..... just think she made your drinks after touching that nasty clam
Posted by soule on May 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM · Report this
aesthetica 174
#90 + 93 Catalina Vel-DuRay - You are spot on and sensible in your posts.

Personally, I believe we need to legalize the sex industry and have rules, regulations, STI testing because obviously it's going to go on, so let it be as safe as we can make it.

And the girls pussies look good...better than most. Can do a little better on the shaving. I've shaved my cho cha all the way for over ten years, it's a pain but I don't do it every day, just a couple of times a week. I've also had some laser hair removal. I've had one bikini wax, I'd like to get more but I just can't seem to go over a month without having sex (and thus shaving) to let it grow long enough...one day...but yeah a 41 year old gal who'd been having waxes for a while said she only has to get them about once every three months which would be awesome! That was my hope for the laser hair removal, to never have to shave again, but it didn't work in eight to nine sessions, as they'd claimed (6-8).
Posted by aesthetica on December 5, 2010 at 1:23 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 175
166, lol. This whole situation, from the coffee shop girls to their patrons, to the actions of the cops & pandafist 'representing,' is a wonderful advertisement to never, ever set foot in Everett.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on February 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
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@18, Vince sums it up brilliantly (and I do appreciate the pix as I am not gay, but a muff-diver from waaaay back.

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